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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Meet Farmer Cecilia Redding of Down 2 Earth Farms

After a 25-year career in the food and beverage industry, Cecilia Redding swapped out her office for 143 acres of land she bought in Rougemont, N.C., and began a new career:  farming. She’s putting down new roots at Down 2 Earth Farms (D2E) as part of a life-long desire More


Wheels in Motion for Active Transportation to Cary Schools

In 1969, 48% of students 5- to 14-years old usually walked or biked to school. In 2013, however, just 13% walked or biked. There are a lot of reasons for this decline in active transportation to school, including school siting and the distance to schools, safety and traffic concerns More


Award-winning Schools Prioritize Student Health

This spring, AHA recognized 7 schools with Brains and Bodies Awards and nine with Wellness Star awards. This month we share a few highlights from two of the Gold Brains and Bodies winners–Brentwood Elementary and Penny Road Elementary—to honor them and to share their good ideas with other schools. More


Growing Food and Play Opportunity at Marbles’ Sun Sprouts Garden

This spring, Marbles Kids Museum staff, partners and volunteers began a transformation of its newly named Sun Sprouts garden, a kids garden in the Marbles courtyard. The learning garden helps children understand where food comes from, what fruits and vegetables grow in North Carolina, and allows them to experience More


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